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South America

The continent of South America is a hugely popular destination for tourists. The legendary ruins of Machu Picchu, the mighty Amazon jungle and the amazing wildlife of the Galapagos islands make South America a fascinating continent to visit. Our tours focus on Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia, with our group tours covering highlights like the Salar de Uyuni salt flats, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, the Inca Trail, the Amazon and the Galapagos Islands.

Inti Raymi – Festival of the Sun

Steeped in rich history stretching back many thousands of years, Peru has a wealth of treasures to discover – including the remarkable festival of Inti Raymi. Read on for details about Inti Raymi, Festival of the Sun. Inti Raymi dates … Continue reading

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Revelry at the Rio Carnival

Once a year, the streets of Rio de Janeiro erupt in colour and sound for the Rio Carnival – one of the world’s most famous parties. Read all about it right here and find out what you’re missing. As far … Continue reading

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Top 10 facts about the Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon is synonymous with Central and South America – it’s the largest of the rainforests, supporting a huge number of plants and animals and hugely important to our own survival. Taking up most of the Amazon Basin, the Amazon … Continue reading

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Photo Showcase – Our Top 10 World Wonders

When it comes to the Top 10 World Wonders, (or even ten top world wonders, not even the top ten) opinion is no doubt divided. But we’re sure no one can really disagree that these are some of the world’s … Continue reading

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Video of the Week – Peru, Empire of Hidden Treasures

With what is likely to be one of the world’s most dramatic and easily recognisable ancient ruins in the form of Machu Picchu, Peru is surely a top contender on the bucket lists of travellers across the world. This is … Continue reading

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World Wonders – Iguazú Falls

Straddling the border between Argentina and Brazil, the Iguazú River tumbles down the Paraná Plateau, forming some 275 waterfalls in the process. The name, Iguazú, literally means “big water” and this place certainly lives up to the name. Even the … Continue reading

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Top 5 ways to wander the world’s wonders

Usually when one talks about travel, we think about boarding a plane. But once you’ve arrived, there are far more exciting ways to see the world. Here are our top 5 modes of transport in a few of our favourite … Continue reading

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Extra Time in Buenos Aires

Guest expert Anna Maria Espsäter writes her first post for us today. Join us as she explores things to do in Buenos Aires when you’ve got time to kill and a taste for adventure. There’s enough in Buenos Aires to keep … Continue reading

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Photo Showcase – The sights of Nicaragua

Today guest blogger Clare Kendall offers a glimpse into life in Nicaragua with these stunning photos. See more of Clare’s images at

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Photo Showcase: A journey through Ecuador

Clare Kendall is a multi award-winning photojournalist based in Wiltshire, and her photographs and written articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines across the globe. Enjoy these extraordinary photos of hers from Ecuador, from villages and their colourful markets to … Continue reading

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